JoJo Siwa Explains: ‘Gay Pop Artists Do Deserve a Bigger Home’

Jackie Kolgraf
April 23, 2024

Dancer, singer, and TikTok star JoJo Siwa’s recent comments to Billboard about wanting to “start a new [music] genre … called ‘gay pop'” went viral for all the wrong reasons. The 20-year-old “Karma” singer clarified what she meant — and what fans misunderstood — during a new interview on SiriusXM Hits 1 (Ch. 2).

“‘Gay pop’ is a thing that people have done, but it is not an official genre of music,” JoJo explained to hosts Mack and Jen, comparing it to genres like rap, rock, R&B, and pop. “If you look on the iTunes charts, there is no [gay pop]. There’s a pop chart.”

She continued, “This should be like a literal genre of music, not just like, ‘Oh, I’m a gay pop artist.’ Yes, there’s so many gay pop artists. Oh, my god, there’s so many. But I think that those gay pop artists do deserve a bigger home than what they have right now.”

Stream JoJo’s full conversation with Mack and Jen on SiriusXM.